ABC Renews Game Shows ‘Match Game,’ ‘Celebrity Family Feud,’ ‘$100,000 Pyramid’

TCA 2016: Network to bring back Sunday Fun & Games lineup, as well as “To Tell the Truth”

Last Updated: August 4, 2016 @ 1:12 PM

ABC has renewed its game shows “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Match Game,” “$100,000 Pyramid” and “To Tell the Truth,” network entertainment president Channing Dungey announced Thursday.

The Steve Harvey-hosted “Celebrity Family Feud” will enter its third season, while both “Match Game,” hosted by Alec Baldwin, and “$100,000 Pyramid,” hosted by Michael Strahan, will head into Season 2.

This summer, the network has scored substantial success with the three classic game show revivals. Airing back-to-back as ABC’s “Sunday Fun & Games” lineup, the programs have helped the network finish first in the ratings on several occasions. That marks a turn for the better, after ABC had a disastrous 2015-16 season that saw it wind up in fourth place among the major networks.

All three shows premiered in June, with “Pyramid” debuting to a 1.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, and “Match Game” and “Family Feud” both coming in at a 1.5.

The network has also renewed the game show “To Tell the Truth,” which is hosted by “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson and airs on Tuesdays.

Dungey, who replaced Paul Lee as head of ABC entertainment earlier this year, announced the renewals during her executive session at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour on Thursday. There, she presented the network’s new shows and addressed some questions about her new role and the high-profile cancellations of “Castle” and “Nashville.”

“Our Sunday Fun & Games night launched in a big way and has proven to be a big night of family entertainment,” she said. “In fact, we have the top two new shows of the summer in ‘Match Game’ and ‘Pyramid.’ And I am thrilled to announce that we’ll be bringing back all of our game shows for next season.”